Rendering an Inspirational Message at VNHS- Brgy I- Extension
Everyone likes to think about the future. Who among of you here have experienced daydreaming for your future husband, future wife, future family to build, future car to drive, future house to live, and future money to count and receive?
We seem to be idealistic and we dream for the best that we can ever be. We might be a hypocrite person if we would claim that we don't indulge with these ideas. As the adage goes “libre lang mangarap,” so why don't you dream big?
When I was your age, I also dreamed of lifting up my family from the bondage of poverty. Poverty in the sense that you need to help your parents in order to support and sustain your daily needs, you need to work in the sugarcane plantation during Saturdays and summer just to have an extra penny for school projects. Despite those sacrifices that I had, I am still grateful to our Almighty for I have supportive parents who were always at my side, being so proud of all my achievements and my companions in realizing my dreams.
I need not to elaborate further my sacrifices and struggles in life for I do believe that some of you are experiencing more than what I had experienced. I know some of you are not only fighting to be free from the bondage of poverty but also facing family problems and other social catastrophe.
Other people may misunderstand and judge you of the behaviour you display today without deeply digging the cause of it. But my question to you my dear students is would you allow them to under estimate you and labeled you with a negative name tag?
Prove them that they are wrong with their premonitions of what will you become. Make use of their criticisms and underestimation of your capacity as a fuel towards your chosen journey. And by that you can now open the first door towards success.
According to the book that I have read, the best way to prepare for the future is to live each day to the best that you can so that later in life there will not be any regrets. It is not just the major decisions and choices in our lives that affect our future. Often it is a whole series of small choices that we make daily that will determine what our future will be.
Of course there are many things that will take happen in the future that are beyond our control. Circumstances play a major rule. However if we focus on the things that we can control, such as our attitude, the friends we choose, studying and working to the best of our ability and potential, we can help guide the course of our future. And the most important thing to linger is trusting in God; one can be assured of His care and control over one's future. If we follow Christ and His teachings, there is a promise that He made to His early followers that is still true for us. I am with you always to the very end of the age.
Today I may not inspire all of you but I hope that I have imparted something that may challenge you to try opening the first and second doors of success and everything will be smoothly sailing.